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Psalms 123

A song of ascents.

1 I lift up my eyes to you,
     to you whose throne is in heaven.
2 As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master,
     as the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
     till he shows us his mercy.
3 Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us,
     for we have endured much contempt.
4 We have endured much ridicule from the proud, much contempt from the arrogant.